Palma’s cruise season is still going strong this year.

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Palma’s cruise season continues to sail on, and today five cruise ships have docked in the capital.

The Balearic Ports Authority made it clear this week that it’s primary concern, looking ahead to next season, is to ensure that Puerto Palma is able to cater for more cruise ships and the new generation of super liners which are being launched, some of which have already booked berths in the capital.

Today, the 155,873 ton Norwegian Epic was joined by Mein Schiff 2, Aidablu, Thomson Dream and Aida Aura, and four of them were due to be in Palma for at least 12 hours, giving passengers plenty of time to come ashore and explore the island.

And this is exactly what the Balearic Ports Authority wants to encourage more of next year.

The world’s largest cruise companies have already committed themselves to operating in and out of Palma next year. For example, Royal Caribbean’s new smart cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, one of the largest  afloat, is going to be a regular visitor to Palma next season, carrying 5,400 passengers. Tui Cruises, which operates super liners like Mein Schiff 2, has announced that it is going to be using Palma as one of the key Mediterranean bases next year, as has Aida Cruises which looks set to have Aidablu and Aida Aura based here in the capital.